Finding Peace - Full - FlippingBook - November 2017

141 ◄ Previous Page Home Chapter Index Next Page ► Chapter 15 Works and Salvation Human reasoning can be seriously challenged by the goodness of the good news - this is because the good news is so good that it can lead some to wonder whether God can in fact be so incredibly gracious. One aspect of the good news that often troubles the human psyche revolves around the place of works or good deeds in the plan of salvation - and this is the primary focus of this chapter. To introduce our subject, let us carefully consider the statement below: While good works will not save even one soul, yet it is impossible for even one soul to be saved without good works. (1NL63.1) This statement of fact surely deserves our prayerful consideration for it presents us with two very important and yet seemingly conflicting truths: